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Dairy Cottage

West Knapton, Yorkshire

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A charming annexe cottage with lovely countryside views set on a private non working farm estate.

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A beautiful red-brick annexe with peaceful private gardens perfect for walkers looking to explore the surrounding Yorkshire countryside.

Ideally located for exploring both Yorkshire’s coast and countryside

Together with its adjoining farmhouse (where the owners live), Dairy Cottage is one of those classically pretty English buildings: red bricks, a burst of Boston ivy and bountiful gardens beyond. Having found it atop a tree-lined drive — with fine southerly views over brown and green fields — you might well let out a happy sigh.

Part of a non-working (but often sheep-dotted ) smallholding, the home is accessed through a classic farm courtyard. Its open-plan entrance hall leads into the cosy kitchen, which has every appliance you’ll need plus pleasant views of those extensive gardens.

A warm and welcoming country-style vibe also pervades in the large living room, which includes a wooden dining table and classic sash windows that also afford leafy vistas. Upstairs is the shared bathroom, complete with a soaking tub, and both bedrooms. One has twin beds, ready for kids or friends, and the other is super-king-sized and supplies a romantic Juliet balcony.

Yours to roam, those tranquil and well-tended gardens encompass an orchard area, a courtyard, large lawns — ideal for youngsters with energy to burn — flowery borders, thick hedges and a secluded, sunken area. There are benches on which to sit and read, or just listen to the peaceful birdsong, as well as outdoor furniture and, if desired, a barbecue.

Horticulture lovers should also relish Scampston Hall, whose wondrous, wacky walled garden is just two minutes’ drive away. Only a little further afield passes by the long-distance Wolds Way footpath, while walking and cycling trails — not to mention Gruffalo adventures — await inside the North York Moors National Park at Dalby Forest. Castle Howard (of Brideshead Revisited fame) and the foodie town of Malton are close too, and it’s 30 minutes to the lovely sandy beach at Filey.

Property details

Ground Floor

Open plan entrance hall with stairwell to the first floor and kitchen area with an electric hob and oven, dishwasher.

Door leading to living area with dining table with seating for four and the lounge with a 3 seater sofa and armchair, television, DVD player and WiFi available.

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First Floor

Bedroom one with superking double bed. Juliet balcony overlooking the private garden area.

Bedroom two with twin beds.

Family bathroom with bath and shower overhead, WC and basin.

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There is private garden area (not enclosed) with a small patio area and outdoor furniture for guests' private use and a BBQ also available on request.  Guests are also welcome to stroll around the owners' large garden areas to the rear of Dairy Cottage and the orchard to the side of the property.

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There is parking for two cars available to the side of the property.

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Electric Vehicle Charging

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

Babies & children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.


Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Dairy Cottage.

Guest Amenities

Guest toiletries are provided. A hairdryer is provided in the master bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available and mobile coverage is reasonable on most networks.


The property has oil central heating throughout. 

Guest privacy

The cottage is attached to the owner's farmhouse. The owners are on hand if required to help guests get the best from their stay but equally the owners are very respectful of guests' privacy.


Situated on a non-working farm, Dairy Cottage is ideally located at the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds at the foot of the North York Moors and is just a short 15-minute drive from the vibrant town of Malton which is known as ‘Yorkshire’s Food Capital and is full of fantastic artisan food producers. Centred around the pretty marketplace, you will also find a host of independent retailers offering an eclectic mix of unique gifts, homewares, clothing and antiques.

For provisions, the nearby village of Rillington is served by a village store and a well-regarded local butcher as well as two local pubs which provide a warm Yorkshire welcome.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering is a 20 minute drive away and a great way to explore the vast National Park  or, if bracing sea air is what you seek, then a trip to nearby Filey should definitely be on the cards.



Dairy Cottage sits near the boundary of one of Britain's most extraordinary places: the North York Moors. Encompassing rolling moorland, rugged coastline, lush forests and enchanting dales, each exquisite landscape is within a half hour drive of the cottage. A unique way to travel and experience this wonderful area is to board the delightful heritage North York Moors Railway and travel back in time to a bygone era on one of the steam and diesel trains which pass though the magnificent Yorkshire Countryside.

Numerous local attractions and beauty spots are in the area including Scampston House & Gardens , which is just three miles from Dairy Cottage, and is one of the finest examples of a regency country house in North Yorkshire. The gardens, designed under ‘Capability’ Brown, include 10 acres of lakes and a Palladian bridge as well as a 21st-century walled garden.

Less than a 30-minute drive and you can visit Castle Howard , one of Britain’s finest stately homes which was built over 300 years ago. With almost 1,000 acres of Grade 1 listed parkland and gardens to explore you can spend the day in a monumental landscape studded with statues, temples, lakes and fountains and admire the sweeping countryside views.

The stunning North Yorkshire coast is also within easy reach at Filey where the former fishing village is now a popular seaside destination with an historic promenade, beautiful Edwardian architecture and an impressive 5-mile sandy bay. It is a great place to take a walk, fly a kite, build a sandcastle, snooze in a deckchair or maybe do a spot of birdwatching at Filey Brigg, a peninsula at the northern end of the town. Early spring may find you face to face with a snoozing seal on the beach and, in summer, porpoise sightings are regular then, why not follow up your busy day of exploring with some delicious fish and chips at the much-loved Coble Landing.

Visting golfers will be thrilled discovering that Ganton Golf Club practically on the doorstep.  Ganton is one of the finest inland links courses in the British Isles, hosting major competitions such as the Ryder Cup, the Curtis Cup and the Walker Cup.

Walking in the North York Moors

Walking in the North York Moors

Picturesque, tranquil, wonderful, the North York Moors are a breath of fresh air. Comprising over 1,400 miles of natural beauty, this enchanting region is home to heather moorland, pine forests, rolling hills and shimmering coastline, not to mention badgers, roe deer and hawks. Look closer and you’ll discover historic abbeys, castles and priories, traditional pubs and ‘hidden’ villages and hamlets.

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Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is the home of the three peaks and mile upon mile of picturesque footpaths, alongside outstanding scenery, unspoilt countryside, diverse wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage.

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C&C experiences

C&C experiences

We invite you to enjoy the most coveted and exclusive local experiences available in the North of England and the South of Scotland on your next Crabtree & Crabtree adventure.

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Wine delivery

Wine delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Location Rural - 7 miles from Malton
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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View from the Master bedroom from the balcony
The little things we love...
"Dawdling at the Juliet balcony over a morning coffee while gazing across to the North York Moors"
Lauraine, Crabtree & Crabtree
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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